Labour force survey: October 2021

November 5, 2021
Research & Reports General Business
Labour Force Survey October 2021 2

The Calgary Region's unemployment rate fell by 0.9 percentage points in October to 8 per cent. 

Calgary added 16,900 jobs in October for a total of 832,400. Calgary’s labour force also increased in October with 10,200 people joining the workforce.

“We are seeing some promising signs of economic growth in Calgary with a second straight month of strong improvements in the job market. Many cities in Canada saw people leaving their labour forces but a significant number of Calgarians started seeking work in October and still more Calgarians found jobs,” said Dexter Lam, Senior Manager, Talent, Calgary Economic Development.

Alberta’s unemployment rate fell by 0.5 percentage points to settle at 7.6 per cent in October, compared with 8.1 per cent in September. The national jobless rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 6.7 per cent.

The wholesale and retail trade and educational services sectors saw the strongest gains last month, with 8,300 and 3,800 jobs added, respectively. The accommodation and food services sector continues to struggle and lost 1,300 jobs in October.

You can find the full Labour Force Survey results for October here.

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